Monday, 30 April 2012

It's Not Easy Being Green

A note from Joelle...

Green is definitely my new favourite colour. I used to hate it when I was younger, but now, I can't get enough of it! So, I went into college on Friday and church today wearing this outfit. Yes, I am an outfit repeater :O

Green Jumper  - eBay
Peter Pan Collared Blouse - Matalan
Green beaded necklace (bought on Friday) - £2.99 H and M
Magnifying glass necklace - Eclectic Eccentricity (online store)
Mint Green Nail Polish - Barry M
Biker Boots - Claudia Ghizzani


Saturday, 28 April 2012

Adventures in Sicily

A note from Joelle...
As I mentioned about a month ago, I went to Sicily on a school trip (oh, the glamorous life of a geography student!). Here are a few photos from my time in Sicily!
We spent the week climbing craters of Mount Etna, pizza making, island hopping on a mini cruise, lazing around on beaches, soaking up the Sicilian history and of course... SHOPPING! I have to admit that most of my money went on food rather than clothes/jewellery though!
*Quick fact: We went up Mt Etna... and then it erupted!!!
Here are a few photos from my time in Sicily!
View from the beach in Guardini Naxos
Siciliano Pizza (anchovies and olives)

Island of Lipari

Greek stadium ruins

Volcanic island of Lipari

Market in Taormina

Gelato shop! I had hazelnut flavour!

Amazing view of Etna from the beach by our hotel
Me enjoying my icecream

Beautiful street art
Gorgeous Sicilian Baroque print scarves
Mount Etna erupting (We got down from there just in time!)
**These photos are all from my camera and feel free to pin them!
If you would like to know anything about the trip, let me know! :)

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Style File #2: Cara Delevingne

A note from Joelle...
If you have not heard of Cara Delevingne by now, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? But I am sure you've probably seen her in the new Burberry 2012 campaign with actor Eddie Redmayne (my future husband!).
She is a British teen model with Storm and has done shows for Burberry, Fendi, Blumarine, Stella McCartney, Chanel and many more. To add, she is only 19 (wow!).
From casual pictures (not from a photoshoot or catwalk) I can see that Cara likes to wear casual rock-band tees, slouchy biker boots and skinny jeans. It's a fabulous look that she really pulls off.

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*none of these photos are mine!
She is incredibly versatile and could easily be as big as Chanel Iman or Lily Cole. She is definitely one to watch in the near future!
P.S. I also think that she has amazing eyebrows - like, the best, ever! hehe :)

Saturday, 21 April 2012

British Countryside Style: On A Budget

A note from Joelle...
As I live in a rural area of Surrey (with fields, farms, barns, hedgehogs and horses and all that) I have realised that some girls in my area dress in a particular way. I know what you are thinking: British tweed and shiny riding boots, but there is more to it than that- I promise!

Here is my take on this look. I keep it 'prim and proper' with this old-school cropped duffel coat (Peacocks) and deer animal print blouse (Matalan). But, then I make it more modern with my bottom-studded leather tote( boutique from eBay), platform Chelsea ankle boots (boutique from eBay) and plain matte black leggings (Primark).
*Sorry about the camera quality!

I love 'prim and proper look' at the moment even though it's not really a Springtime trend. This style can be worn throughout the year as most of the coats or gilets are waterproof ( ideal for the British countryside anyway).
What is also great about this look is that you don't have to spend loads of money to fit in to this style. It's more about pre-loved (second hand vintage) clothing as well! I am really glad that us Brits have re-discovered vintage clothing and have embraced pre-loved clothing once more! I guess, many people think that wearing second-hand clothing has connotations with poverty and neediness, but there are so many hidden gems and I dare you to go and pick out something in your local pre-loved (charity shop) store.
I always think of it like this: all pieces of pre-loved 
clothing have a story to tell. You are continuing that story by purchasing it, customising it, wearing it and giving it a new life/identity!

Here are some gorgeous items that I found on the wonderful Friendly Fashion site! The site is all about giving pre-loved clothing a chance and sellers (like myself) offer bargain vintage and 'only-worn-once' pieced that you probably can't find anywhere else! So have a look and grab some excellent bargains! :)

Stack Heel Western Boots Also, some items from online bargain store, Select Clothing!

Navy Quilted Gilet
Navy Quilted Gilet
Select Clothing - £10
Stack Heel Western Boots
Select clothing - £18

Chain Mail Chiffon Scarf
Chain Mail Chiffon Scarf 
Select Clothing - £3
So what do you think of this Classic British Countryside look? Let me know! :)

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Question Wednesday: FOOD!

A note from Joelle...
*Taken from
If you follow my blog or follow me on twitter, then you'd know that I LOVE talking about food - and of course eating it!!! So I am very happy that this week's 'Question Wednesday' is about FOOD!!
If you would like to take part in Question Wednesday, please check out Nikki's Blog for all the details! :)

1. Vegetables or Fruit?
Fruit! I loooooooooove fruit so much especially berries. I think it's the various colours and sweet and sour taste, which are my favourites. I would really like to try more exotic fruits like star fruit, dragon fruit and custard apple one day. 

2. Salt or Sugar?

I know I just said I love sweet tastes bit I love salty things a bit more, if I'm honest. I know it's bad for me but I can't turn down some salty popcorn or salty nachos at the cinema!

3. Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner food?

I hardly ever sit down to enjoy my breakfast (always rushing for my bus!) so it will have to be dinner. I am in a relaxed state at this time and can enjoy big portions of food!

4. If you HAD to choose only one food item to eat for the rest of your life what would it be?

I guess it has to be PIZZA! I have always been a fan, but I have just come back from Sicily and the pizza was fantastic! No words can describe how simple and fresh the ingredients were and I even got to have a go at pizza making in a real Sicilian pizzeria! You can even get sweet pizzas with chocolate filling instead of tomato - bliss! 

5. What is one food that you HATE that most people like?

I can't stand tomatoes, crème eggs, dark chocolate, pineapple, asparagus, baked beans, yams, red grapes, ham and bacon!! I just don't get why people like these foods! I tried a cherry tomato on the plane to Sicily last week and was almost sick to my stomach. Bit, tomato sauce and ketchup is tolerable.
Hope you enjoyed reading!

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Necklaces (But Not For Your Neck!)

A note from Joelle...

All from Miss Selfridge UK Sale section!

Gold One Shoulder Chain Drape NecklaceSilver Cross From Chains RingsGold Flower T-Bar HeadbandGold Drape HeadbandGold Peace Napelet EarringsMulti Beaded AnkletBlack Aztec Body ChainSilver Square Block AnkletDiamante Hand Chain


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